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Quick Reference to CA Cover Crops

A wide range of leguminous and non-leguminous cover crops are used in California. The table below, adapted from Managing Cover Crops Profitably, will help you narrow your search based on the beneficial roles of cover crops common in your region. More detailed information for each crop is available in the SAREP cover crops database.

Disclaimer adapted from Managing Cover Crops Profitably: The crops recommended here will not be the most successful in all cases. The listed cover crops are, however, thought by reviewers to have the best chance of success in most years under current management regimes.

Top Regional Cover Crops

Cover crop recommendations for the Central Valley and coastal regions of California categorized by use.